Note: I have a special helper in this episode – my son takes part at least for the first few minutes.
My workshop is in the basement of my house. My house used to be a barn. The barn has a fieldstone foundation. The foundation as been covered up on the inside by nice flat “false walls” that are plastered and painted white.
The downside of this arrangement is that there’s a volume of air space between the inside wall and the fieldstone foundation. In most places, it’s only a couple of inches, but there is an area where there was a doorway that has more space. This doorway has since been filled in with cement since the outside is now below grade (fill added).
I found out about this space and made a hole in the wall to peek in. Indeed, there’s quite a bit of “lost” space in there that is ideal for more workshop storage. So, it’s time to take out the inside wall in that area and punch out some more storage.
The inside wall is drywall and plaster on top of metal studs. Pretty easy to take apart. That’s what I’ve done so far. The volume of space revealed is almost floor to ceiling (8 feet), 10 feet wide and 20 inches deep. I can put a ton of stuff in there!
Next up is moving the radon pipe back and then trimming it out and then creating some storage solutions!